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4 more Real Madrid players test positive for COVID-19

December 16, 2021 GMT
Real Madrid's team players celebrate after Marco Asensio, right, scored their side's second goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Real Madrid's team players celebrate after Marco Asensio, right, scored their side's second goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Real Madrid's team players celebrate after Marco Asensio, right, scored their side's second goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid players Gareth Bale, Marco Asensio, Rodrygo, Andriy Lunin and an assistant coach have joined its group infected by a coronavirus outbreak, the Spanish club said on Thursday.

The club’s announcement came a day after it said Luka Modric and Marcelo tested positive.

The assistant coach infected was Davide Ancelotti, son of head coach Carlo Ancelotti.

Madrid leads the Spanish league. It plays Cádiz on Sunday and three days later faces Athletic Bilbao before the winter break.

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